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From Clinton Gormley <>
Subject Re: mod_perl-2.0.2 causing segfaults
Date Mon, 11 Dec 2006 17:17:33 GMT

> The way my config works, apache2 hands all requests to the interchange
> ( daemon via a socket by way of the mod_perl module
> (Interchange::Link).
> So the error is caused by the mod_perl module trying to read or write
> to or from the interchange daemon and failing?  If that's correct, it
> sounds like the next thing to do is find out why it's failing?  Can it
> be said whether it's a problem with mod_perl, Interchange::Link,
> interchange, or something else at this point?
> Also, I tried restarting the interchange daemon with
> PERL_SIGNALS=unsafe and the ALERT/segfaults came MUCH MUCH more
> frequently.  Does that tell us anything?

It would make sense that, when you have high load, there is a problem
processing many concurrent requests which triggers the PIPE signal, so
you should find out what the error is, and handle it more gracefully.

You might want to change the die sub to print out $! and $? - that may
give you a bit of a clue as to what caused the PIPE signal.

I'm guessing (and it is a guess) that the segfaults may be caused
because the die sub sends a web response, but that sub could be called
while your server is busy doing something else, and the two actions

> - Grant


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